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FEBRUARY 15TH, 2013 – NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY – SINGLES AWARENESS DAY

14 Feb

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

Celebrated on February 15th, National Gumdrop Day, celebrates a favorite candy of many, the gumdrop!  On National Gumdrop day, there is no question as to what to do, eat gumdrops and eat as many as you want!

Gumdrops are a tasty, colorful, chewy candy that are made with gelatin and then coated with sugar.  They come in a  variety of flavors, either from the fruity category or the spice category.  These little candy treats have been popular for many years in decorating gingerbread houses.

The classic board game, Candy Land, features both a Gumdrop Pass and a Gumdrop Mountain.

Besides enjoying them by the handful, there are many other ways to use gumdrops:

*  In cookies

*  Decorate cakes or cupcakes

*  In popcorn cake

*  For crafts

*  For gifts

You can also make your own gumdrops.  According to one recipe, you would need vegetable oil, sugar, corn syrup, fruit juice, powdered fruit pectin, baking soda and food coloring.

Our research shows that it is believed by many that Percy Trusdale invented gumdrops in 1801.

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY HISTORY

After much research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of this “unofficial” National holiday.

 

SINGLES AWARENESS DAY

On February 15th, Singles Awareness Day is a day that was created to be celebrated by singles.

Held on the day after Valentine’s Day, singles get together with other single friends for various different kinds of  celebrations.    It is a day that those who are unattached might use to speak up and say that it is okay to be single.

SINGLES AWARENESS DAY HISTORY

Our research has found that Singles Awareness Day is believed to have been started by Mississippi State University student, Dustin Barnes.

 

EVERYONE, HAVE A GREAT DAY!

 

RESOURCES:

http://voices.yahoo.com/national-gumdrop-day-february-15th-5381025.html?cat=22

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/February/gumdropday.htm

http://archive.longislandpress.com/2012/02/15/national-gumdrop-day-february-15-is-national-gumdrop-day/

http://voices.yahoo.com/national-gumdrop-day-february-15th-5476011.html?cat=22

http://voices.yahoo.com/singles-awareness-day-alternative-valentines-2480940.html?cat=7

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/singlesawareness.htm

http://newsle.com/person/dustinbarnes/248362

http://www.singlesawareness.com/

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